To-Do Tuesday #12 Weekly Progress Update

I am joining the weekly To-Do Tuesday Linky Party hosted by my friend, Roseanne, at Home Sewn By Us. I find goal-setting to be extremely helpful to get more accomplished, and since I’m always trying to get one more project done, I’m all for a little extra push and/or encouragement.

To-Do for the week of October 29th-November 4th:

  1. Make at least one more Blue Onion block. – √ Done
  2. Make binding for Lumen Quilt. – √ Done
  3. Cut the squares and triangles for my Penguin Party 20” square pillow (Pattern by Elizabeth Hartman). – √ Done

To-Do #1

I made two more Blue Onion blocks this past week (upper right and lower bottom in the pic below). I believe this color palette is starting to grow on me! But I have to put it aside for awhile as I have several other projects that need my focus and time.

To-Do #2

I decided I needed a more interesting photo of my binding than on my cutting table. I placed my Lumen binding spiral in the smallest basket on my quilting tools pegboard (usually it is filled with a 3 1/2” ruler, a Clover White Chaco Liner, and a couple glue sticks).

To-Do #3

As you can tell by the photo below, I got more done on my Penguin Party pillow than just getting the squares and rectangles cut. I have to admit that I can’t get enough of this adorable penguin!

To-Do for the week of November 5th through November 11th

  1. When I was visiting my niece, Mary Frances, in Michigan in September, we went through several bins of my mother’s fabric and works-in-progress that my sister had stored in the basement. We ran across a 25” square WIP with indigo HSTs. I don’t remembering ever seeing it before and have no idea what my mom was going to do with this piece. We decided it would make a wonderful large pillow for my niece. I removed the right-most column and the bottom row that was only partially sewn. I will use these HSTs on the envelope backing.  I plan to get this quilted next weekend and made into a 20” square pillow cover.
  2. Quilt my Penguin Party pillow and make it into a 20” square pillow cover.
  3. Make Quatrefoil blocks for IG Honeybees swarm member, Rachel, in red, green, yellow, and white. See Roseanne’s post for a pic of Rachel’s example blocks (link at the end of this post). Below are my fabric pulls for two blocks.
  4. Pull fabrics for the Covered in Love November/December blocks and start making them if I have enough time this upcoming Veteran’s Day weekend.
  5. [Edited] I just received confirmation that my Dimension in Dusk quilt is on its way back to me from New York. I may start binding it this weekend.

Linking up to Home Sewn By Us: To-Do Tuesday Linky #13.

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6 Responses to To-Do Tuesday #12 Weekly Progress Update

  1. Kate says:

    That penguin is very cute! Good luck with your to do list this week.


  2. I love the blue onion block!. It looks challenging!


  3. I think I need to find the pattern for that Blue Onion block; I love it! Your choice of fabrics are great too!


  4. rl2b2017 says:

    Hi Mary! I just adore the direction the Blue Onion blocks are going. I am so intrigued by this whole project. Thanks for the links to Covered in Love for November-December blocks. I will check that out. Your fabrics for the quatrefoil blocks look just perfect to me, and your little penguin is so darn cute. How wonderful to turn your mom’s WIP into a finished pillow for your niece. That would have made your mom happy to have it finished and your niece will have a nice remembrance. Thanks for linking up today!! ~smile~ Roseanne


  5. Your little penguin block is so cute! I love the black and white plaid for his body. How neat to find something your mom was working on and be able to turn it into something for your niece! Have a great week!


  6. Sharon says:

    Blue Onion is gorgeous and inspiring! I think I mentioned before that I have the pattern and ruler – maybe next year I’ll get to sewing it up. Hmmm, it would look very cool in a baby quilt I just started.


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